Barely Here.

I’m so drained. Exhausted. Emptied out of whatever my soul had left to give. Forced to walk around in society and communicate with those around me Yet, I feel barely here.  Feeling like nothing more than a spec on this earth A piece of dust waiting to be swept up from the ground.  Pick up […]

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Poem #18: No More Tears

Babygirl lift your head up For you are worth more than they make you seem Wipe those tears They leave because they’re not worth your time Your efforts Your affection Fuck them for not making you think you’re good enough You’re a boss As long as you see it The worthy ones will see it […]

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Poem #17: Black Girl Magic

The melanin in her skin The way her hair coils The fullness of her lips The strength to keep fighting for others as well as herself How can she be anything but magic?

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Poem #16: I Want To Live

Life is right in front of you In the birds that chirp In the wind that blows In the songs that flow through your ears All you have to do is grab it.

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Poem #14: Coffee Shop

The smell of coffee beans The intimate conversations of friends Aisles and aisles of books that surround me Trays of sandwiches and chips being brought to tables College students typing last minute papers on their laptops I’m in the one place I can relax and let out the artistic me…I’m home.  

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Poem #13: Exhausted

She lowers her head in desperation All she wants is a way out Swirling in a sea of papers, coffee, and lectures Looking for the end point but isn’t seeing it anywhere The journey to the stage is almost here But can she make it?

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Poem #11: Trapped Soul

Inside she feels so empty. her heart is cold as ice. the tears are all dry like the sahara desert. she wonders the mystery of life. where she will go next. the feelings for others aren’t there and she wishes she could care for others but she just doesn’t feel that compassion. to her, love […]

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Poem #7: #SayTheirName

Nia- White supremacist wishing she and others like her didn’t exist. Trayvon- Wanted nothing but skittles and tea but instead his life he had to plea. Eric- Police didn’t take selling cigarettes for a joke so they decided he should choke. Sandra-Stopped while going about her day, then killed in jail to be kept out […]

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Poem #6: “More Than Friends”

It’s amazing when you look and see these people These people that aren’t your family yet feel closer than some blood People who would fight for you Die for you And although this world may seem so shitty They make living in it worth while.  

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Poetry #5: “Coexisting Pains”

Violence Just one word but it has so much meaning And causes so much trouble.   Racism Just one word but it has so much meaning And is so hurtful.   Together these words cause pain And right now my black people are suffering.   When will it end? When violence and racism no longer […]

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